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Zenken's Story

A fusion of IT and Language Education Services
is at the roots of our dynamic growth

In response to the acceleration of internationalization in Japan (“Global Inbound"), where in addition to Japanese people learning English, more and more foreigners wish to understand Japanese culture and language through learning Japanese, we started the Japanese language school service in October 2017. At Zenken, we continue to develop this business because we believe that creating “global human resources” will lead to social growth.

2017.10Opened Linguage Japanese Language School at the "Zenken Plaza II" building

2017AZ Japanese Service joined the Zenken Group, Zenken started the Japanese language education business

In 2014, the Japanese Government began to implement policies to promote Japan as a tourism-oriented country with the expectation of great economic benefits such as regional revitalization and increased employment opportunities. As we witness ever increasing number of visitors from other countries, we saw that globalization in Japan ("Global Inbound") was indeed expanding and thus we seized the opportunity to start the English conversation school services.

2017.12Opened the Linguage Ikebukuro School

2017.06Opened the Linguage Marunouchi School

2017.02Opened the Linguage Shibuya School

2016.12Opened the Linguage Yokohama School

2016.10Opened the Linguage Shimbashi School

2015.10Opened the Linguage Yurakucho School

2015.07Opened the Linguage Shinjuku Nishiguchi School

2014.07Opened the first Linguage English Conversation School classroom (Shinjuku Honko School) on the west side of Shinjuku Station

2007English conversation business, language training business, study abroad placement business spun off as "Linguage"

In 2004, the need for direct contact with foreign cultures and values increased, and students studying abroad were no longer unusual in Japan. To nurture "global human resources", we decided to create opportunities for learning abroad. We started offering study abroad placement services as part of our language education business.

2011Established the Study Abroad Association

2010Linguage obtained a "License for General Worker Dispatching Undertakings" from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

2006Educational Technologies Limited became a member of the Zenken Group Zenken entered the adult language training businesses
AISE Japan, specializing in study abroad services for junior high and high school students, joined the Zenken Group

2004Start of study abroad placement business
Appointed as the only agent for the American Collegiate Scholarship Association in Japan

In 1990, the Internet began to gain popularity in the United States. Distance, the major barrier to communication to date, became irrelevant. We have entered a global era where IT (Information Technology) makes connections between people instantaneously. Zenken started the computer software development business (currently the IT Solutions business) in 1995, the first year of the Internet era in Japan.

2018The Diversity Division, specializing in foreign human resources referral services, was established

2013Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons

2012Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons

2008Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons
Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons

2006Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons
Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons

2000Full-scale entry into the Internet business.The first year of the Zenken Internet era Established Sosai Gakuin (currently Z-NET SCHOOL), a cram school for elementary and junior high school students that integrates full-time instructors and Internet services. Established Zenken Planet and started accepting contracts for the IT (Information Technology) services of the Zenken Group.

1990CAL established.
Start of the computer software development business

In 1975, the 21st century was just around the corner. We at Zenken envisioned the 21st century as an increasingly global era. As a company that focuses on the language education business, we believed that human resources with an international perspective will stand out in the workforce of the future and will be in a unique position to contribute to the creation of a more prosperous society.

1996Zenken became the largest shareholder of Linguaphone Japan and started the English conversation school business for adults

1987Opened Zenshin School and Zenshin Preparatory School, and started offering full range of classes mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area

1985Released university entrance examination video course in partnership with the Eiken Foundation of Japan

1984Acquired “Junior Jump Academy” from TBS-Britannica and started new nationwide expansion

1981Created teaching materials for high school entrance examination
Began offering seminars for high school entrance examination

1980Started nationwide expansion of the Children's English Conversation School "Minerva Academy"

1978Launched the "University entrance exam challenge course"
Zenken entered the high school education field

1976Children's English Conversation School "World Academy" concept
Completed branches in the Hokkaido, Tohoku, Chubu, Seibu, Chugoku and Shikoku regions

1975Zenken Group was established as a comprehensive education business

Japanese Language Education Services

Since 2017

In response to the acceleration of internationalization in Japan (“Global Inbound"), where in addition to Japanese people learning English, more and more foreigners wish to understand Japanese culture and language through learning Japanese, we started the Japanese language school service in October 2017. At Zenken, we continue to develop this business because we believe that creating “global human resources” will lead to social growth.

2017.10Opened Linguage Japanese Language School at the "Zenken Plaza II" building

2017AZ Japanese Service joined the Zenken Group, Zenken started the Japanese language education business

English Conversation School Business

Since 2007

In 2014, the Japanese Government began to implement policies to promote Japan as a tourism-oriented country with the expectation of great economic benefits such as regional revitalization and increased employment opportunities. As we witness ever increasing number of visitors from other countries, we saw that globalization in Japan ("Global Inbound") was indeed expanding and thus we seized the opportunity to start the English conversation school services.

2017.12Opened the Linguage Ikebukuro School

2017.06Opened the Linguage Marunouchi School

2017.02Opened the Linguage Shibuya School

2016.12Opened the Linguage Yokohama School

2016.10Opened the Linguage Shimbashi School

2015.10Opened the Linguage Yurakucho School

2015.07Opened the Linguage Shinjuku Nishiguchi School

2014.07Opened the first Linguage English Conversation School classroom (Shinjuku Honko School) on the west side of Shinjuku Station

2007English conversation business, language training business, study abroad placement business spun off as "Linguage"

Language Education Services

Since 2004

In 2004, the need for direct contact with foreign cultures and values increased, and students studying abroad were no longer unusual in Japan. To nurture "global human resources", we decided to create opportunities for learning abroad. We started offering study abroad placement services as part of our language education business.

2011Established the Study Abroad Association

2010Linguage obtained a "License for General Worker Dispatching Undertakings" from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

2006Educational Technologies Limited became a member of the Zenken Group Zenken entered the adult language training businesses
AISE Japan, specializing in study abroad services for junior high and high school students, joined the Zenken Group

2004Start of study abroad placement business
Appointed as the only agent for the American Collegiate Scholarship Association in Japan

IT Solution Services

Since 1990

In 1990, the Internet began to gain popularity in the United States. Distance, the major barrier to communication to date, became irrelevant. We have entered a global era where IT (Information Technology) makes connections between people instantaneously. Zenken started the computer software development business (currently the IT Solutions business) in 1995, the first year of the Internet era in Japan.

2018The Diversity Division, specializing in foreign human resources referral services, was established

2013Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons

2012Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons

2008Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons
Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons

2006Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons
Started "Linguage Speak", a business offering English conversation Skype lessons

2000Full-scale entry into the Internet business.The first year of the Zenken Internet era Established Sosai Gakuin (currently Z-NET SCHOOL), a cram school for elementary and junior high school students that integrates full-time instructors and Internet services. Established Zenken Planet and started accepting contracts for the IT (Information Technology) services of the Zenken Group.

1990CAL established.
Start of the computer software development business

Language Education Services

Since 1975

In 1975, the 21st century was just around the corner. We at Zenken envisioned the 21st century as an increasingly global era. As a company that focuses on the language education business, we believed that human resources with an international perspective will stand out in the workforce of the future and will be in a unique position to contribute to the creation of a more prosperous society.

1996Zenken became the largest shareholder of Linguaphone Japan and started the English conversation school business for adults

1987Opened Zenshin School and Zenshin Preparatory School, and started offering full range of classes mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area

1985Released university entrance examination video course in partnership with the Eiken Foundation of Japan

1984Acquired “Junior Jump Academy” from TBS-Britannica and started new nationwide expansion

1981Created teaching materials for high school entrance examination
Began offering seminars for high school entrance examination

1980Started nationwide expansion of the Children's English Conversation School "Minerva Academy"

1978Launched the "University entrance exam challenge course"
Zenken entered the high school education field

1976Children's English Conversation School "World Academy" concept
Completed branches in the Hokkaido, Tohoku, Chubu, Seibu, Chugoku and Shikoku regions

1975Zenken Group was established as a comprehensive education business